Friday, 21 November 2014

Doe B back?

Fetty Wap - Trap Queen
(From YouTube; 2014)


It ain't hard to tell when a single by an unknown rapper has been given that Lyor Cohen-subsidized promotional push because it starts getting play on the UK urban music TV channels a day or two after the profile articles about its artist start appearing on media outlets like XXL and Complex. Pretty cool how a one eyed Cormega lookalike from New Jersey has ended up making the best Skooly solo song of 2014, but I take major umbrage with Fetty Wap's claim that he's "probably one of the first rappers/singers to come on the scene with (only) one eye and be comfortable with it" - what, rappers done forgot about Hostyle from Screwball?

Screwball - H.O.S.T.Y.L.E
(from Y2K album; 1999)



Can you believe Tom Silverman actually stumped up the money for a video where Screwball flew around New York in a fucking helicopter? No wonder Tommy Boy Records ended up going bust in the early noughties.

10 comments:

L.A said...

Screwball had videos lol?

Si Mane Price said...

Used to see it semi-regularly on MTV Base back in 2000.

L.A said...

Used to love Fusion and Tee Max's show on there.

franksplunger said...

hi leeroy. guess who found ya!

jesseferguson said...

frankrizalino@comcast.net

hit me up leeroy ;)

hotbox said...

Maybe that's why Fresh Records folded as well ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKuK45t-sEY

One-eyed Willy said...

Aren't Bushwick Bill and Slick Rick also monocularists?

Ben Jones said...

I wonder what happened to Hostyle I always thought he was the best rapper in Screwball.

Si Mane Price said...

Slick Rick doesn't count because he wore an eyepatch for his entire career, hence he clearly didn't "come on the scene with (only) one eye and be comfortable with it." Ditto Doe B.

Bushwick Bill is disqualified on account of him having 2 eyes for the first 2 Geto Boys albums and because his deformity was semi-self inflicted.

N.Brown said...

the lad Fetty is opening a bottle of poppers at 0.53, haha quality, get ont' sniff lad

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